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Libervis: GPLv3: What is an Alternative Solution?

Sep 28, 2006, 02:15 (15 Talkback[s])


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"As suspected, the criticizing position statement by Linux kernel developers on GPLv3 which calls for the termination of the GPLv3 process is stirring the pot. Free Software foundation has issued a response claiming that the recent discussion brought some misleading information and tried to address and clarify it. Soon after Linus Torvalds released a statement of his own, this time taking a more positive approach by praising GPLv2 with an attitude of 'not caring so much about why the GPLv3 is worse, but a much more positive 'Why the GPLv2 is _better_.'

"I would have to applaud this attempt at putting a positive spin on the discussion. At the very least it disperses a view that could potentially develop among outsiders not knowing too much about GPL and not involved in the discussion, that when questioning GPLv3, it is whole GPL (no matter the version) which is being brought in question..."

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